Vatican Newspaper Says ‘Prometheus’ Mishanded Delicate Questions

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The Vatican’s official newspaper attacked Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, taking issue with the film’s premise about the origins of mankind and saying it is “a bad idea to defy the gods,” explains the Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which opened in Italy Sept. 14, stars Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, and Charlize Theron in a story about a team of explorers seeking to understand the origins of mankind on earth after discovering a series of clues left behind by ancient civilizations.

L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, said Prometheusmishandles the delicate questions raised by … the battle eternal between good and evil in yet another attempt to steak the secret of immortality.” The newspaper also said that “the journey of Prometheus should instead symbolize the search for the supernatural,” referring to the original hero of Greek mythology who is said to have created man from clay.

Prometheus, now on iTunes, releases on Blu-ray and DVD October 9.

  • djblack1313

    Fuck the Vatican. i’m sorry but who the fuck are they to be putting down a fictional sci-fi movie?

  • Taboo

    “a bad idea to defy the gods,” Vitican, please STFU! just please…

  • Evil_Flip

    What the fuck do they know? Their bible is also just some fictional story that explores the origin of man. It’s the same thing. Hell, Prometheus is even more realistic. If their Adam and Eve story is true we’d all be retarded due to inbreeding. Hmmm, but then again, maybe we are…